Catherine Howe at Lesley Heller Workspace
The artist writes in a statement about her show:
This new series of works resemble still lives, portraiture, or landscapes. They are all bound to the story of Proserpina, the innocent maiden abducted by Hades and whisked away to a winter in hell. It must have been hot down there. She becomes a perfect vehicle for my fantasy of unburdened female beauty and power. Her abduction may not have been so tragic if we view it as a respite from the ravages of time and custom. She dwells in the underworld with an abundance of pleasure and immortal love. The world above is barren.
This was an artcritical PIC in January 2010